Our Community Values
We believe that Jesus came to give life and that every believer should experience a deep satisfaction as we follow him. Contentment is a learned attitude and is available regardless of our circumstances.
Friendship before Function
Relationships take a priority – not performance, skill or gifting. We value people for who they are, not primarily for what they contribute.
Truth before Tradition
We take our instructions from the Scriptures above any human tradition.
Messy rather than Pretending
We encourage authentic living and trust in the gospel to transform lives. Come as you are, but don’t stay as you are. Let’s acknowledge our broken lives but expect to see radical change as we follow Christ.
Compassion before Criticism
We want to be more like Jesus who loved people first, then addressed their sin. We desire to act with grace and gentleness.
Practical before Perfection
Structures are there to serve us, not to enslave us. We value flexibility because we know that life is unpredictable.
Leading by Serving
Our elders lead by serving so that our members will follow our example and be quick to use their gifts to serve one another.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The following statements are a summary of our doctrinal beliefs. As reformed evangelicals, we hold to the 39 articles as compiled in 1571 in the Book of Common Prayer. “In things essential clarity, in things non-essential liberty.”
WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE
We believe that God has perfectly revealed who he is and what he desires in the Bible. Every word is inspired by God and is reliable.
WE BELIEVE IN THE TRINITY
We believe that God is a complex unity. There is only one true God, but he exists eternally as three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS
We believe that Jesus is fully God and fully man. Through his life, death, and resurrection, he did all that was necessary to make salvation possible.
WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God. Through his ministry, he points us to Jesus and empowers our lives.
WE BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL
The gospel is the good news that God saves sinners through Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
WE BELIEVE IN SPIRITUAL GIFTS
We believe that the Holy Spirit continues to give Jesus' followers spiritual gifts to encourage believers and save those who do not yet believe.
WE BELIEVE IN ORIGINAL SIN
We believe that, through Adam, sin has broken all humanity and creation, leaving the world in need of salvation.
WE BELIEVE IN SALVATION BY GRACE ALONE
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
WE BELIEVE IN SATAN
We believe Satan hates God's church and is determined to crush it. Satan was defeated at the cross even as we wait for his final judgment.
WE BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH
We believe the Church is Jesus' body on the earth. Her mission is to make Jesus known through preaching the gospel, caring for the poor, and serving our neighbors.
WE BELIEVE IN BAPTISM AND COMMUNION
We believe God has given us baptism and communion to strengthen Christians' lives and celebrate their inclusion into God's family.
WE BELIEVE IN COMPLEMENTARIANISM
We believe that men and women are equals, created by God to fulfill different roles as co-workers in his kingdom.
WE BELIEVE IN MARRIAGE
We believe the pattern for sex and marriage was established by God as he officiated Adam and Eve's male-female union in Eden.
WE BELIEVE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
We believe that all humans are equal in dignity and value, bearing the image of God from the moment of conception, regardless of ethnicity or gender.
WE BELIEVE IN HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe that followers of Jesus will spend eternity with Jesus in his kingdom. Everyone who rejects Jesus will be punished with eternal separation from the presence of God.
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS' RETURN
We believe that Jesus will return to both restore creation and judge the living and the dead.
Mark has been married to Cynara for 25 years. They have three children, two dogs and a parrot. He studied overseas in Virginia and then in Dallas, Texas obtaining a Masters in Theology. He is committed to serving the local Church because it is through the people of God living in real relationships where we can see the beauty of God displayed. His favorite activities include hiking in the outdoors and making large fires.
Warren is married to an amazing woman named Sungmin. They have three energetic boys Noah, Jadon and Jesse. He loves spending time with kids and sharing Jesus with them. He enjoys playing and watching sports, watching movies, eighties music, travelling and being involved with homeschooling his boys. Most of all he loves spending time with his family.
Mabuti is full of energy. He is a father figure to five children, ages six to twenty one, living in his care. He is single ladies. He enjoys playing soccer and other games with younger children. His favorite things to do are hiking, singing, dancing, and eating. Did we mention eating?